Author Archives: Anthea Gerrie

Canon Powershot SX740 HS

15/01/2019 by .

Compact cameras are a bit of an oddity in an era when phone cameras can produce images of high enough quality to print in newspapers and magazines. 

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Swarovski Optik Binoculars

13/12/2018 by .

“Bring binoculars – much more important than a camera,” ordered guide extraordinaire Andrew Molinari as we strode out of his Kichaka camp into Tanzania’s teeming-with-wildlife Ruaha National Park.

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Driving Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

03/12/2018 by .

     The spectre of a renewed “hard Irish border” being raised daily in the run-up to Brexit is reason enough to take a road trip around Britain’s closest neighbour.  

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Moulin Rouge, Paris

29/10/2018 by .

Its very name is such a cliché, you’d be tempted to think the word itself is a bastardisation of Clichy, the boulevard synonymous with the legendary Moulin Rouge,  But cliché or not, this sumptuous cabaret approaching its 130th birthday continues to be the greatest show in town.  

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Atelier Des Lumieres. Paris 

18/10/2018 by .

Can viewing art digitally ever be as good as poring over the brush-strokes of the real thing?  The thrilling close-ups of Chagall’s Paris Opera ceiling recently projected onto a screen at the city’s Philharmonie convinced this art lover it really could, and now the Atelier des Lumieres, the city’s latest and greatest attraction, proves that looking at highly-detailed images through a magnifying lens and state of the art projectors is the way to go.

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Hotel Le Pigalle, Paris

30/09/2018 by .

Not so long ago Pigalle was considered the seedier side of Paris, a magnet for sex shops and low-rent hostelries, thanks to the topless cabarets which made it the apotheosis of city nightlife more than a century ago.  

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